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First Line-Up Revealed For Lines Of Flight Festival 2017

First Line-Up Revealed For Lines Of Flight Festival 2017

Wednesday 21st December, 2016 12:02PM

Dunedin's biennial experimental music festival Lines Of Flight is returning in 2017 for its 10th iteration and the first line-up has been revealed along with the dates. French improviser and electroacoustic composer Jèrôme NoetingeB(pictured above) will be joining the bill for the March affair, which will also feature an eclectic collection of sound practitioners from around the country including Hermione Johnson, Bruce Russell, Jonny Marks, Orchestra Of Spheres, Eye, Teen Haters and more. Here are the details so far...

Lines Of Flight 2017

Thursday 9th March, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, The Octagon
Friday 10th March, The Athenaeum, The Octagon
Saturday 11th March, The Anteroom, Masonic Lodge, Port Chalmers (afternoon)
Saturday 11th March 11, The Anteroom, Masonic Lodge, Port Chalmers (evening)

Featuring... Bruce Russell, BYG (Alastair Galbraith/Robbie Yeats/Mick el Borrado), Drorgan, Eye, Hermione Johnson, Jeff Henderson, Jèrôme Noetinger, Jonny Marks, Motoko Kikkawa/Jo Osborne, Negative Nancies, Orchestra of Spheres, Rachel Shearer, Sewage, Teen Haters plus more to be announced.

Here's a clip of Jèrôme Noetinger performing live at the Sound Of Snow in Annecy, France, a few years ago...

Here's Jonny Marks covering Tami Neilson's song 'Walk (Back To Your Arms)' with the Gamelan Taniwha Jaya at the Silver Scroll Awards in 2014...

And here is the Orchestra Of Spheres performing 'Rotate' at Temple Bar in Beijing last year...


Lines of Flight 2017 – First Announcement

March 2017 sees the return of Lines of Flight. The latest instalment of the biennial Dunedin experimental music festival will feature four shows over three days and a wonderfully diverse selection of sonic practitioners from Aotearoa and beyond.

The 2017 lineup is especially notable for the many and varied approaches to musical experimentation, operating across, around and through the full range of established genres.

Prospective highlights include outstanding French improviser and electroacoustic composer Jèrôme Noetinger, visually spectacular Wellington ‘future primitive’ funksters Orchestra of Spheres, Dunedin seismic rock trio BYG (Alastair Galbraith/Robbie Yeats/Mick el Borrado) and Christchurch’s Teen Haters purveyors of achingly beautiful guitar/cello drones.

Hermione Johnson returns with her wonderful prepared piano, both solo and in the duo Drorgan with percussionist Ben Holmes. Free-jazz saxophonist extraordinaire Jeff Henderson also makes a welcome return. Auckland’s Rachel Shearer brings her textural soundscapes to the festival, Christchurch free-noise godfather Bruce Russell performs solo, and Dunedin’s Eye add their improvised psych/rock.

This Lines of Flight will be the tenth and it’s worth mentioning that the Friday night show will be held in the recently re-opened Athenaeum theatre, the venue for the very first festival in the year 2000. As in the past, many of the musical performances will also include projected experimental films, bringing another audio-visual element to the whole experience.

Tickets will be available from the Dunedin Fringe Festival website. If you’re thinking of coming now is the time to book flights!!

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